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Obama’s Show-Biz Career Takes Off: After Between Two Ferns, It’s Seacrest

What’s the next step after doing a parody interview with Zach Galifiniakis that goes viral? President Obama decided to talk up the Affordable Care Act’s March 31 to Ryan Seacrest’s national radio audience Friday morning.

The Grammy-winning president told Seacrest that if young people don’t sign up for Obamacare, “If you get into an accident, or heaven forbid, have an illness or someone in your family does and you do not have health insurance, it can bankrupt you or you may not get the treatment you need.”

Seacrest referenced the ”dad jeans” joke, and the president quipped he was “unfairly maligned” for wearing them. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.,” said Obama. 

Obama talked up his interview this week on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns: ”It turns out we’ve had close to 15 million hits. And the amazing thing is afterwards people actually did link to HealthCare.gov and people actually signed up for health insurance. So it ended up working, but I think I have to keep my day job.”

Don’t sell yourself short, Mr. President.

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